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    Visual C++ 05 Express Header Files

    Hello All,
    I have recently downloaded Microsoft Visual c++ 05 Express Edition for some OpenGL projects I am trying to learn. To my suprise, there are no header files for OpenGL or anyother header files for that matter. I have searched the Web and Microsoft's Site but no luck. If anybody else has had this problem please let me know how you fixed it.
    Thanks In Advance,
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    Are you sure that headers should come with C++05 for free?
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    When I used Dev-C++ The Headers came with Dev. Dunno Why VC++ Dosent come with .h files.

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    standard header files are installed with the compiler. If you installed in the default directory, the compiler's standard header files should be here:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\include

    You may also need the Windows SDK, which is also free for the downloading.

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    non .NET headers don't come standard with the express edition, you need the platform SDK for those.

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    the PSDK comes with the OpenGL SDK?

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    I dont think so. I installed the PSDK, but its just standard headers. I dont really like the new one, I think that I will pick up good ol' VC++6.
    Anybody have a like to some place I can buy it?

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    Hey, what compiler does everyone use? I use Dev-Cpp right Now. Oh, and is MSVC++6 Anygood, I heard good things about but just wondering?

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    VC++ 6.0 is a terrible compiler because it is very old and out-of-date, does not support current c and c++ standards very well. New programmers wanting to learn the language should stay clear of it, use a different compiler such as Dev-C++, which is pretty current.

    I have three header files in the Windows Platform SDK -- gl.h, glaux.h and glu.h. Is that all of them?

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    Yes thats all of them.
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    The PSDK comes with OGL headers.

    I currently use the VC2003 compiler and Borland 5.5 and 5.4 compilers.
    Going to install the VC2005 Express in a few weeks (not going to risk installing anything as I need my system badly next week and I'm paranoid ).

    And of course g++ on Linux.

    All you kids keep using VC6 all you like and complain about standard C++ features not working.
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    oh great Visual Express problems.. blah and I'm downloading it tooo.... grrrr.... I hate problems
    Think i could use the Express IDE & compiler with VC6.0's headers?



    (currently using VC++ 6.0)

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    You can use OpenGL and DirectX with VC Express 2005. It is just a matter of configuring it correctly. This thread contains some links for you to help you set it up correctly. And yes, OpenGL headers come with the platform sdk (at least it does for me).
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    if you currently use VC6 you may have to port part of your code to make it conform to modern ANSI/ISO C++ standards rather than the old ATT standards VC6 uses.
    Apart from that it should work a lot better than VC6.

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